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Srixon’s new Z-series 565 and 765 drivers, F65 fairway woods and H65 hybrids

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Srixon’s new Z-Series drivers, fairway woods and hybrids take the looks that better players prefer, and pump them up with technologies that players of all skill levels need, producing more speed and forgiveness.

In 2014, the company first released its Z-series drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. Srixon was applauded for the clean looks and performance of the clubs, especially for better players. Now, Srixon has upgraded with new technologies throughout the line, which include the new Z 565 and 765 drivers, Z F65 fairway woods and Z H65 hybrids.

Find out more about each of the offerings below, and see what GolfWRX members are saying about Srixon’s new clubs in the forums.

Z 565 and 765 Drivers

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Z 565 on left, 765 on right

In the previously released Z-Series, the 500 model was designed for golfers who needed a higher trajectory, more carry and a draw-bias, while the 700 model was built for those who needed or preferred a more penetrating, lower-spinning ball flight. The same goes the new release, but there are a few major differences.

As is the goal with any new driver on the market today, Srixon was able to raise moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of forgiveness, while lowering center of gravity (CG) of the new drivers. Doing both allows for the maximum amount of distance and consistency. To make the improvements, Srixon implemented three major upgrades from its previously released 500 and 700 models.

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Both drives have soles that are built with ripples, or steps, a design that Srixon says allows the face to flex more at impact. With each step (going from the back of the club to the club face), the sole becomes thinner, with the thinnest part of the sole by the club face. That means there’s more stability in the rear of the club and more flex near the face: a combination producing a higher MOI, and greater ball speeds at impact.

In order to lower center of gravity, Srixon removed 4 grams of weight from the crown, moving it elsewhere in the head — namely the bottom-rear portion for the purpose of MOI.

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Lastly, Srixon’s stretch cup face technology — similar to what’s seen in the company’s high-end XXIO9 driver — is a design that wraps the forged 6-4 Ti cup face farther around the sides of the crown, thus “stretching” the sweet spot, or maximum coefficient of restitution (COR) area of the driver, improving performance on off-center hits.

In terms of size, the Z 565 measures 460 cubic centimeters, while the Z 765 is more workable 440 cubic centimeters. Below are differences in trajectories that can be expected, via Srixon.

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The Z 565 and Z 765 drivers will be available for $450 on Sept. 16. Each comes in lofts of 9.5 and 10.5 degrees, with adjustable hosels that have 12 settings (loft +/- one degree, and face angle +/- two degrees). The stock shaft is Miyazaki’s new Kaula Mizu 5.

Photos: Srixon Z 565

Photos: Srixon Z 765

Z F65 fairway woods

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Like the Z 565 and Z 765 drivers, Srixon’s new fairway woods have a stretch face cup design, although their faces are made from HT1770 maraging steel alloy. Also, for more speed, the face of the F65 is 8 percent thinner than its F45 predecessor, thus increasing the high COR area, according to Srixon.

There is also a “step” on the sole of the fairway wood, which Srixon says is “strategically placed” for a high launch and low spin.

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On the crown, you’ll also notice a step, or what Srixon calls an Arc Support Channel, which also leads to a higher launch angle and less spin. It works by allowing more flex, mostly on the upper portion of the face, thus allowing a higher launch. The crown’s step is more shallow in the lower lofts (13.5, 15 and 17 degrees), and deeper in the higher lofts (19 and 21) in order to improve club-specific trajectories.

The Z F65 fairway woods, which are non-adjustable, will be available for $250 each on Sept. 16, and come stock with a Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 shaft.

Z H65 hybrids

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The Z H65 hybrids are made with a maraging steel face insert.

The Z H65 hybrids are also built with progressive Arc Support Channels on their crowns, and use higher step as their lofts increase. The graphic from Srixon below explains the differences. See how the step is higher in the 4 hybrid than the 2 hybrid?

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In terms of turf interaction, the lowest-lofted hybrid (16 degrees) has a flatter sole, which Srixon says influences a higher initial trajectory off the face, while the higher-lofted hybrids (19 and 22 degrees), use a rounder shape that improves versatility. A Srixon graphic below illustrates this design feature.

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The Z H65 hybrids are availble for $230 each on Sept. 16, and come stock with Miyazaki’s Kaula Mizu 7 shafts.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Srixon’s new metal wood line in our forums. 

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. kade

    Aug 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    545 has been out 2 years, don’t act like Srixon is TaylorMade or Callaway

  2. Alvin

    Jul 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I’m still pi**** off with Srixon for killing Cleveland’s line of driver and irons.

  3. Harry

    Jul 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Sounds good to me. New clubs are always overpriced. This means there will also be lots of clearance specials out there.

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